Observation 145200: Boletus longicurvipes Snell and A.H. Smith

When: 2013-09-10

Collection location: north-central West Virginia, West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Aaron (CatFighter)

No specimen available

bruising did NOT create any color at all.

cap was yellow/orange. It seemed moist but not slimy (it was very dry that day).

Sorry, no spore print.

Proposed Names

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Used references: mushroomexpert.com
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Wrinkled moist cap. Tubes depressed at stipe.

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I would have proposed the name…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-09-12 06:47:04 CDT (-0500)

longicurvipes with more confidence, except I find it difficult to completely rule out B. subglabripes or B. hortonii. But the butterscotch cap color seen on this collection favors longicurvipes. Also, the stipes taper fairly uniformly upward, and the long tubes are depressed toward the stipe attachment. So I think these are longicurvipes.

During rainy summers (not this one in my area!) I see lots of these in acidic environments, usually rocky hilltops with oak. The caps are usually fairly sticky. Subglabripes and hortonii are also “tweener” boletes that seem to bounce back and forth from Boleteus to Leccinum.

I just found out
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-09-11 20:28:32 CDT (-0500)

…that some people call this Leccinum longicurvipes. I see the connection – there are scabers on the stipe. I also found out that some people eat them. I have never tried them. They are always a delight to find and just frequent enough to seem like a friend.

Forgot the Location
By: Aaron (CatFighter)
2013-09-10 21:01:49 CDT (-0500)

These mushrooms were found on the ground by themselves among oak and poplar hardwoods.

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